Speeding the Energy Transition
May 5, 2021

Speedway Solar | Gigafactory Bonanza | Canary Media Launch | Clean Power Hour Ep.39

Speedway Solar | Gigafactory Bonanza | Canary Media Launch | Clean Power Hour Ep.39

We launched a new segment on the Clean Power Hour today - Project of the Week. Today on the Clean Power Hour, Ep.39: 200 gigafactories are being built globally; Canary Media Launch Paying coal plants to close?; Mars helicopter is on the ground and charging; Will Tesla deliver 1M EVs in 2021? And much much more solar, storage and clean energy news with my co-host John Weaver. 

SpaceX SN11 goes BOOM, and then flying chunks of metal
https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1378039464266719232

200 Gigafactories totalling 3.4 TWh/year of manufacturing capacity
https://www.benchmarkminerals.com/membership/global-battery-arms-race-200-gigafactories-china-leads/

Canary Media Launches
https://rmi.org/press-release/rmi-launches-canary-media-independent-energy-journalism-powered-by-former-greentech-media-staff-and-david-roberts/ 

Speedway solar, project of the week: Project of the week - Speedway Solar near Joliet IL - 3 MW DC / 2 MW AC SAT with CES and SRE 

List of electric cars from 1907
https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/overview-of-early-electric-cars.html

Mars solar powered helicopter moving along, on the ground officially, ‘takeoff is now slated for no earlier than April 11, with data arriving on Earth on April 12‘.
https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/1379095247192346628

Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack
https://electrek.co/2019/01/29/caterpillar-electric-excavator-giant-battery-pack/amp/

Pickup truck covered with solar panels from Meyer Burger
https://renewablesnow.com/news/german-researchers-couple-pv-to-high-voltage-system-to-extend-ev-range-736652/

Today, we’re talking about a moron - ‘what happens at night?
https://www.northcentralpa.com/news/sen-yaw-criticizes-pa-s-new-solar-energy-initiative-what-happens-at-night/article_791606c8-8bd3-11eb-8713-bb92cd9fffa5.html

Induction stove cooktop, ‘I cook at 400 watts, takes me ~20 minutes, at 22¢/kWh - that's 2.67¢ of electricity per meal’ - did the math wrong here, because I used 20¢/kWh (but close enough) https://twitter.com/SolarInMASS/status/1378505647231279108

Germany & Kansas paying coal plants to close
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-hardcoal-auction-idUSKBN2BO58B

Tesla is gonna pump a million cars this year. Q1 times 4 is 740k units. Q1 times 4 with 20% quarterly growth is 993k units.
https://ir.tesla.com/press-release/tesla-q1-2021-vehicle-production-deliveries




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